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Chronic Acne

I had severe acne for last 10 – 11 years. Currently I’m 26 years old. I took allopathic medicines such as antibiotics and isotretinion for about 9 years on and off, and every time getting a relief of 1 or 1.5 years! Then I had severe panic attack once in 2016 and I thought it’s isotretionon giving its side effects and I left it. Then on may, 2019 my acne started aggravating and fully aggravated in July.

NOTE: My worst of acne was at sides of chin, and below the eye (at the transition between nose and start of cheeks) (you can understand it as the area where sinuses are located), sides of nose and then extended to jaw line, sides of cheeks, chest and back and on arms as well sometimes.

I started homeopathic treatment from a homeopathic practinioner in September 2019, the first treatment didn’t work but then on changing the medication, it did and the acne almost cleared up just after 19 days. The medicines used second time were (starting from 1st Nov, 2019):

Morning: Asterias Rubens 30
Afternoon: Kali brom 30
Evening: Berberis Aquifolium 30
Night: Hepar sulph 30

The doctor kept me on the medicine since the acne was not completely gone but then pimples started to slightly come back and go until I kept eating it till mid of January, 2020 when the acne aggravated again and my doctor told me to leave the medicine, I left it and after approx 15 days acne calmed down to normal but pimples were still coming and going and after 1.5 months of no medicine it aggravated again and I came back on the medicine. I ate the medicine for 15 days, it did clear some acne but new pimples kept coming some on nose, some below the eye (at the transition between nose and start of cheeks (you can understand it as the area where sinuses are located) and cheeks and jaw line as well.

Then my doctor prescribed me with some or maybe all of the medicine with higher potency, i.e. 200 and it did had an effect for a few day or two but then again it started to aggravate severly and my skin got much more oily and then after 20 days of use, I left the medicine.

Then I started having anxiety again so he gave me Kali phos 30 and aurum met 200 for 3 days but then I just don't know what happened I started feeling so anxious and it brought many other issues even loss of sexual desire.

It aggravated my ear complains and I started to have watery discharge from ear as well.

Then I left the medicine for complete 1 month and the sexual desire was back again.

I didn't know anything about homeopathy before but then I read a lot about homeopathy after the side effects I faced and realised that my homeopathic doctor was not treating me the way he should.

I know there's usually a single medicine enough to treat a person holistically.

Currently I have skin issues i.e. acne, oily skin on face and scalp, hairs get oily, and some hairfall as well, dandruff (sometimes yellow crusty), pimples on scalp as well, slight trembling in hands, twitching of fingers, mostly left hand (this twitchig started after my isotretinion course in January 2018, but it started from right hand thumb), anxiety issues, very concerned about my skin and thinking all the time that ive taken wrong medicines and very concerned about my acne and my looks as well. I feel that i have some acne rosacea as well because i can see slight blood vessels on my nose and near nose and nose wings and as I said my acne was prominent on sinuses area especially and sides of chin before treatment. I have ear itching and sometimes I feel the ear dischrge very slight water and the ear wax seems to be increased and sometimes eruptions inside ear as well. The ear got infected last time I went into the swimming pool.

After leaving all the medicines 4 months ago, the effects such as sexual desire and really upset stomach were almost subsided. But then when I started the medicine 1 month ago, the sexual desire issue is again there. Currently I am on Kali Bromatum 30 twice a week, although my doctor told me to eat it everyday but I knew what I faced before so I kept it twice a week (reading online). The acne is better again after taking medicine but my sexual desire is lost and I sometimes felt anxious so I'm stopping it now probably.

Some of my key notes:
*Although I was slim since childhood, but in the past few years I've lost my cheeks as well.
*I did take supplement when I used to go to gym 6 years back which made my stomach upset for very long, but then the stoach reovered gradually but you can say its still weak. *Sometimes I have very good bowel movement, sometimes a little cnstipation while sometimes solid stool changing to soft or even thin.
*Not very sensitive to temperature if I'm normal but could list myself who feels more cold than hot.
*Anxiety comes in when meeting someone special
* Pimples always have pus in them and blood
*want to be center of attraction without someone noticing that i want to be one
*Very passionate about my work

I do feel sometimes that my acne went worse or aggravated after I took a flight. But not everytime it happened.

What remedy can I use? I’ve read a lot about homeopathy in the past after I suffered from its side effect and after writing my symptoms on this website the three top recommended remedies were “causticum”, “Nat mur” and “calcarea sulph”. I also sometimes feel that I'm a "sulphur" person but my doctor said "sulphur" doesn't want to bath, but I do. Do I need to antidote the medicines first? the effect of the medicines eventually subsided before as well so i'm hopeful it will subside now.

Can I start any of the above medicine in low dose i.e 6ch?
  Nab1 on 2021-01-06
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[Edited by anuj srivastava on 2021-01-07 07:57:47]
anuj srivastava 2 years ago

I just consulted another homeopathic doctor and he told me to take rhus galabra 30, 3 doses with 15 mins interval and then consult him again after 15 days.

The problem is after leaving Kali brom 30 my acne is starting to increase again.

I don’t want to take more than one medicine at a time, as you advised. Can you advise only one. The homeopathic doctor has also told me to order Nat mur and sulphur because he might choose one of them after watching action of this rhus galabra.

Don’t know what to do if my increasing acne again. Don’t want to go for antibiotics again
Nab1 2 years ago
anuj srivastava 2 years ago

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